At First 2024 Door County Master Gardeners Lecture; Free and Open to the Public
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (January 17, 2024) –Horticulturalist and popular speaker Mark Dwyer will kick off the Door County Master Gardeners Educational Lecture series on Tuesday, January 23, with “Deadheading to Division,” a talk on techniques to enhance the appeal and impact of perennials in landscape design. “Gardeners have a lot of expectations from perennials, both natives and non-natives,” Dwyer says. “They look for color, form, texture, fragrance, pollinator value, combination potential and much more.” He’ll explore how the “focused intervention” of techniques such as deadheading, cutting back, pinching, and dividing can maximize the appearance and contribution of perennials and will show colorful examples of the techniques at work.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be live streamed at Crossroads at Big Creek at 6:30 p.m. and also available for at-home viewing via Zoom. Those who prefer to watch at home can request a Zoom link at https://crossroadsatbigcreek.org/event/dcmga-deadheading-to-division/. The lecture will be recorded and available afterwards on the DCMGA website at https://www.dcmga.org/
The 2024 DCMGA Educational Lecture Series is being presented with support from the Door County Medical Center. The Dwyer lecture is presented in collaboration with Crossroads at Big Creek and Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula.
About Mark Dwyer: Dwyer is currently the garden manager at the Edgerton (WI) Hospital & Health Services Healing Garden (3 acres). He also manages and operates his landscape design and consultation business, Landscape Prescriptions by MD. For 21 years, Mark was the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI.
About Door County Master Gardeners: The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) was founded in 1995 to provide horticulture related services to the community. Master Gardener Volunteers maintain The Garden Door, sponsor free educational programs, provide answers to residents’ horticulture questions and provide outreach to youth and not-for-profit organizations throughout the county. For more information, go to http://www.dcmga.org.